Coronation council accepts land donation

The Town of Coronation has agreed to accept a parcel of land at 4925 Victoria Avenue as a donation from the current owner as the owner is no longer interested in paying taxes on the property at their regular council meeting on July 16.

“It was a Chinese restaurant,” commented Chief Administrative Officer Sandra Kulyk when council was discussing what was on the lot over 40 years ago.

“Do we want that lot?” asked Mayor Mark Stannard.

“The alley is wider with that lot and it makes it more accessible,” stated Councillor Keith Griffiths.

The land has been assessed at $4,490.00 and the owner will receive a charitable donation in this amount.

Food Bank Fresh Food Grant

The Coronation Food Bank was eligible for a $2000 Fresh Food grant from Pembina Pipeline Corporation. Food banks in communities of less than 100,000 people can apply for these grants.

Funds from the grant must stay in the local community and food items must be purchased from local grocers or directly from local farmers.

Purchases can be fresh or frozen but must fall in the dairy, protein, fruits and vegetable category. A farmer has donated a side of beef to the food bank and some of the grant money will be used to help pay for the processing.

The Food Bank obtained some funds from Alberta Food Banks Grant and will use this money to assist the Coronation Memorial Library with funding for healthy snacks during the summer reading program.

The program teaches the children how to make healthy recipes and snacks and they take this newfound knowledge home to share with their family.

Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is requiring that municipalities that share a common border must have an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) that will highlight existing work between neighbouring communities and provide a forum for neighbouring communities to work together.

The joint initiatives in the county at present are the Paintearth Economic Partnership Society, Paintearth Waste Management Association, Regional Fire Agreements, Paintearth Lodge, Castor & District Housing Authority, Shirley McClellan Regional Waste Services Commission, East Central Ambulance Association, East Central 911 Call Answer Society, Palliser Regional Municipal Services, Battle River Economic Opportunities Committee and the 3C’s Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee.

 

Lisa Bye

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